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nikon prostaff 3-9 for pellet?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by badbadtz560, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. badbadtz560

    badbadtz560 Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    I'm thinking about getting this scope for pellet shooting and range shooting (w/ ar-15). But I noticed that it doesn't have an adjustable objective. Does anyone know if this will be a problem?

    Pellet shooting would be somewhere between 10-40 yards

    whereas range shooting w/ my ar-15 would be more in the range of 50+

    For those who do pellet shooting.. is the reticule going to be out of focus? Is a scope that's made for real rifles going to work perfectly well for short-range pellet shooting as well?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS

    Parallax is set for 100 - 150 yards on a hi-power rifle scope.

    Focus only begins to get clear at 20+ yards or more at the higher power settings.

    An air rifle scope with AO can be adjusted down to be parallax free & in focus as close as just a few feet.

    The other thing is, air rifle scopes are built to withstand the two-way recoil impulse of a spring-piston air rifle. (Backward recoil as the piston flys foreward, frontward recoil as the piston slams into the front of the receiver.)

    Hi-power rifle scopes have the lens braced to only withstand recoil in the normal direction.

    As for using one scope for two rifles?
    You would have to sight it in again every time you switched it back & forth.
    You would be much better off getting a rifle scope for the rifle, and an air rifle scope for the air rifle, and once sighted in, leaving them alone.

  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mar 26, 2004
    AL, NC
    One more vote for getting a scope made specifically for air guns strictly for the air rifle, and something else for the other rifle.

    Or one proven to work on .50BMG rifles. :D Both are pretty hard on scopes for the same reason- whiplash recoil. In air guns from the piston, in .50s from the muzzle brakes. It doesn't take a lot of power for an airgun scope, and parallax should be set up properly for appropriate ranges.



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